The Washington Post reported that donations to U.S. Family Network came from clients of Abramoff, who has pleaded guilty to federal charges in a congressional corruption investigation.
DELAY AND DONATIONS TO THE U.S. FAMILY NETWORK
BUSH PHOTO WITH ABRAMOFF CLIENT. WHICH ONE FOR THERE ARE SEVERAL?
ANSWER: THE DUDE WHO IS THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE FOR THE NORTHERN MARIANAS ISLANDS
The Marianas Island....you've heard of this hell hole on earth in which slave labor practices including forced abortions are both actively and tacitly supported by the likes of Abramoff, DeLay and other corporate and political poor excuses for human beings. UM - I thought abortion was an evil liberal practice. So why is the Republican majority endorsing such practices in a territory? Outsource abortion, like they outsource torture? Where the Bush GOP is concerned, one must always follow the money to discover the motivating forces that drive it.
BUSH FACE TIME WITH SPEAKER OF THE LAND OF SLAVE LABOR PRACTICES INCLUDING FORCED ABORTIONS ENDORSED BY DELAY, ABRAMOFF AND OTHER GOP CORPORATE AND POLITICAL FIGURES
SHOCKING REVEALATION! WHITE HOUSE WILL NOT RELEASE PHOTOS OF GEORGE AND JACK.
WHITE HOUSE WON'T RELEASE GEORGE AND JACK PHOTOS
HOT DAMN! CONSERVATIVE MAGAZINE SAYS GOP BRACING FOR IMPEACHMENT.
Really!? With the GOP, most of whom are corrupted by Abramoff et al, in the majority? It's a stretch however if a conservative publication is concerned,
there is a ray of sunshine and hope for justice.
WH BRACING FOR IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS
BUSH DEFENDS HIS ILLEGAL WIRETAPPING OF AMERICANS BY REFRAMING THE LANGUAGE
Be on the lookout folks. Bush, Cheney, Rove and Gonzales are on a campaign type blitz again to recast and reposture the language of the "surveillance on Americans" issue into one on "terrorist surveillance." The four of them are running around the country squawking and screeching like chickens with their heads chopped off. Don't believe any the lies you hear spewn from their traps.
It won't work, Dudes, it just won't work. We know Karl and Dick are wiretapping all of us, especially all GOP political opponents. LS
WISE WORDS BY THE INCREDIBLE MOLLY IVINS
Published on Friday, January 20, 2006 by the Columbus
I Will Not Support Hillary Clinton for President
by Molly Ivins
I'd like to make it clear to the people who run the Democratic Party that I will not support Hillary Clinton for president.
Enough. Enough triangulation, calculation and equivocation. Enough clever straddling, enough not offending anyone This is not a Dick Morris election. Sen. Clinton is apparently incapable of taking a clear stand on the war in Iraq, and that alone is enough to disqualify her. Her failure to speak out on Terri Schiavo, not to mention that gross pandering on flag-burning, are just contemptible little dodges.
The recent death of Gene McCarthy reminded me of a lesson I spent a long, long time unlearning, so now I have to re-learn it. It's about political courage and heroes, and when a country is desperate for leadership. There are times when regular politics will not do, and this is one of those times. There are times a country is so tired of bull that only the truth can provide relief.
If no one in conventional-wisdom politics has the courage to speak up and say what needs to be said, then you go out and find some obscure junior senator from Minnesota with the guts to do it. In 1968, Gene McCarthy was the little boy who said out loud, "Look, the emperor isn't wearing any clothes." Bobby Kennedy -- rough, tough Bobby Kennedy -- didn't do it. Just this quiet man trained by Benedictines who liked to quote poetry.
What kind of courage does it take, for mercy's sake? The majority of the American people (55 percent) think the war in Iraq is a mistake and that we should get out. The majority (65 percent) of the American people want single-payer health care and are willing to pay more taxes to get it. The majority (86 percent) of the American people favor raising the minimum wage. The majority of the American people (60 percent) favor repealing Bush's tax cuts, or at least those that go only to the rich. The majority (66 percent) wants to reduce the deficit not by cutting domestic spending, but by reducing Pentagon spending or raising taxes.
The majority (77 percent) thinks we should do "whatever it takes" to protect the environment. The majority (87 percent) thinks big oil companies are gouging consumers and would support a windfall profits tax. That is the center, you fools. WHO ARE YOU AFRAID OF?
I listen to people like Rahm Emanuel superciliously explaining elementary politics to us clueless naifs outside the Beltway ("First, you have to win elections"). Can't you even read the damn polls?
Here's a prize example by someone named Barry Casselman, who writes, "There is an invisible civil war in the Democratic Party, and it is between those who are attempting to satisfy the defeatist and pacifist left base of the party and those who are attempting to prepare the party for successful elections in 2006 and 2008."
This supposedly pits Howard Dean, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, emboldened by "a string of bad new from the Middle East ... into calling for premature retreat from Iraq," versus those pragmatic folk like Steny Hoyer, Rahm Emmanuel, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden and Joe Lieberman.
Oh come on, people -- get a grip on the concept of leadership. Look at this war -- from the lies that led us into it, to the lies they continue to dump on us daily.
You sit there in Washington so frightened of the big, bad Republican machine you have no idea what people are thinking. I'm telling you right now, Tom DeLay is going to lose in his district. If Democrats in Washington haven't got enough sense to OWN the issue of political reform, I give up on them entirely.
Do it all, go long, go for public campaign financing for Congress. I'm serious as a stroke about this -- that is the only reform that will work, and you know it, as well as everyone else who's ever studied this. Do all the goo-goo stuff everybody has made fun of all these years: embrace redistricting reform, electoral reform, House rules changes, the whole package. Put up, or shut up. Own this issue, or let Jack Abramoff politics continue to run your town.
Bush, Cheney and Co. will continue to play the patriotic bully card just as long as you let them. I've said it before: War brings out the patriotic bullies. In World War I, they went around kicking dachshunds on the grounds that dachshunds were "German dogs." They did not, however, go around kicking German shepherds. The MINUTE someone impugns your patriotism for opposing this war, turn on them like a snarling dog and explain what loving your country really means. That, or you could just piss on them elegantly, as Rep. John Murtha did. Or eviscerate them with wit (look up Mark Twain on the war in the Philippines). Or point out the latest in the endless "string of bad news."
Do not sit there cowering and pretending the only way to win is as Republican-lite. If the Washington-based party can't get up and fight, we'll find someone who can.
Molly Ivins is the former editor of the liberal monthly
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